What a difference a month can make. Back on October 18, we ran our last approval poll for Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn, in just his 21st month on the job. Though he was still at an impressive 82 percent approval rating, that was actually his lowest mark in over a year.
The Lions were just coming off their embarrassing loss to the Saints and were a disappointing 3-3 at the bye week. Looking back on our thoughts on Quinn, there were some hits and some misses. At the time, we lamented Quinn’s inability to find a good pass rusher in the offseason, which continues to be his biggest misstep.
However, I personally also listed Graham Glasgow under one of Quinn’s biggest failures to date. Since then, Glasgow has actually been one of the Lions’ best offensive linemen, both in terms of pass and run blocking.
So before we dive into what Quinn has done since October, let’s take a look at how his approval rating has changed over time.
October 2017: 82 percent approval
August 2017: 95 percent approval
June 2017: 93 percent approval
April 2017: 97 percent approval
February 2017: 93 percent approval
December 2016: 96 percent approval
August 2016: 70 percent approval
June 2016: 86 percent approval
April 2016: 74 percent approval
February 2016: 72 percent approval
Since our last poll, Quinn has made several changes. He’s cut ties with players like Khyri Thornton, George Johnson, and—perhaps most notably—Greg Robinson. He has shuffled through countless defensive linemen, including Jacquies Smith, Kasim Edebali and Christian Ringo.
But perhaps his biggest move came last week when he claimed Dwight Freeney off of waivers. We’ve yet to see the fruits of this transaction, but the move has been universally praised, even if many see it as a move that came three months too late.
So how do you think Bob Quinn has performed in his nearly two years of general managing for the Detroit Lions? Do you have faith in him going forward? Is your hope starting to wane?
Do you approve of the job Bob Quinn is doing as the Detroit Lions general manager?
This poll is closed